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Group of Oakland (Calif.) Teachers Challenge their District -- and Union -- to Change the Status Quo

Teachers from two East Oakland (Calif.) elementary schools aim to shake up the status quo in the Oakland school district.

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Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Better ways of measuring and recognizing teacher effectiveness must be integrated with systems that develop greater teacher competence and provide incentives for teaching the highest-need students.

How to Avoid Testing Irregularities

One administrator uses professional development to steer clear of inadvertent violations of testing protocol.

Taking the Helm in Cheating Scandals

District leaders are increasing security and laying down the law to avert cheating on high-stakes tests.
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What's Going on Here? American Education Week

American Education Week is observed from Nov. 14 through 19.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Would Expand Voucher Program to All Districts

Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

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Education Chief Woos Teachers; NJEA Responds

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

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Celebrating American Education Week

Nov. 13 to 19 will mark the 90th annual observance of American Education Week -- a time for recognizing our public schools and the relationships between teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community.

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NJ's Main Teachers Union Presenting its Own Ideas

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

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New Study Says Teachers Aren't Underpaid

For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.

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